The following is a press release from the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) that announces the launch of Housing Is, a clearinghouse that links housing, health and education to build partnerships and improve lives. Summit Education Initiative (SEI) partners with Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority’s Early Childhood Initiative, Akron Public Schools and Summit County First Things First to support CLPHA projects and events.
Data is no longer a burden for Summit Education Initiative (SEI)’s out of school time partners (OSTPs). After several years in development, the OSTP Portal has launched to provide organizations working with students outside of school better access to students’ information. This process relieves OSTPs of extra work and time they could spend interacting more with students. Read more in this story.
“I’m learning how to make things better when I get in trouble at school,” says Robreal Arrington, an iC.A.R.E. mentee from Innes Community Learning Center in Akron, Ohio. She adds, “I won’t get in trouble anymore. My behavior is better now.” Read more about her positive iC.A.R.E. Mentoring experience in this story.
Juwana Owens joined iC.A.R.E. Mentoring, a program of United Way of Summit County, in August 2016. She still finds it difficult to believe the Anderson sisters – her mentees from Roswell Kent Middle School – are related. Read more about the Andersons and their experiences with iC.A.R.E. Mentoring in this story.
Since beginning in Summit County three years ago, iC.A.R.E. Mentoring, a program of United Way of Summit County, has grown significantly, now serving 313 students – about 1 percent of Akron Public Schools’ enrollment – with a roster of more than 200 mentors. This means there are less than 800 mentors to go to reach iC.A.R.E.’s 1,000 mentor/mentee goal by the end of the 2016 – 2017 school year.